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SNL adds comedian Sasheer Xamata to cast

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The "Saturday Night Live" family just added up-and-coming talent Sasheer Zamata to their cast.

The comedian will be the first black woman to appear as a regular on the show since Maya Rudolph left in 2007. Zamata will be only the fifth black female comedian on the show in its 39-year history.

SNL was criticized last fall when Executive Producer Lorne Michaels added six new cast members, five of whom were men and all of whom were white.

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